Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Barbara Tuchman brings to life the people and events leading up to World War I in a narrative the Chicago Tribune praised as "more dramatic than fiction."
About the Author
Barbara W. Tuchman achieved prominence as a historian with "The Zimmermann Telegram "and international fame with "The Guns of August," which won the Pulitzer Prize. There followed five more books: "The Proud Tower," "Stilwell and the American Experience in China" (also awarded the Pulitzer Prize), "A Distant Mirror," "Practicing History," and "The March of Folly," "The First Salute" was Mrs. Tuchman's last book before her death in February 1989.
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JOHN LEE is a well-known herbalist, who practices in North Carolina and lectures widely.
Robert K. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and studied American history at Yale and modern European history at Oxford, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He was president of the Authors Guild from 1987 to 1991. His previous books include "Nicholas and Alexandra, Peter the Great: His Life and World (for which he won a Pulitzer Prize for Biography), The Romanovs: The Final Chapter, and "Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War.
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"Fascinating.... One of the finest works of history written.... A splendid and glittering performance." ---The New York Times